The latest information on SNAP/ Food Stamp advocacy in Massachusetts.
TODAY is National Call-In Day to Urge Action for Comprehensive COVID-19 Package Before Congress Adjourns!
We hope you had a relaxing Labor Day weekend and are geared up for the battles ahead, including making sure Congress does not leave town without a robust package to fund extending Unemployment, SNAP boost and state and local aid. Please join us for Coalition tomorrow. Here’s some updates.
#BoostSNAPNow campaign continues:
Thank you all for your social media and calls to the MA Congressional Delegation yesterday. KEEP IT UP! We are alerting you to some important events today.
Hunger Action Day today, September 10th
Attached is the Greater Boston Food Bank alert on Hunger Action Day. All the nation’s food banks are rallying around Hunger Action Month during September. We urge you to reach out to family, friends and neighbors and urge them to take action THIS WEEK!
Thank you to all of you who joined yesterday’s Zoom call. 102 participants! Wow, we figured you were all vacationing. It was a pleasure to have you on the call along with our national partners from FRAC. THANK YOU for all you do to serve low income Massachusetts households.
Federal Updates & Labor Day media push:
- Federal update - action steps on a coronavirus package to #BoostSNAPnow, info on child nutrition / school meal waivers, etc.
In follow up to Tuesday’s SNAP Coalition meeting, there are important updates we’d like to share. In terms of a “perfect storm” of challenges, in early August many parts of MA suffered extensive power outages in early August; the $600/week federal pandemic unemployment stopped, and DTA received over 23,000 SNAP applications the first two weeks of August.
We have important updates on both SNAP replacement benefits and denied SNAP applications due to DTA erroneously counting $600/week federal pandemic unemployment (FPUC). Also below, the SNAP Coalition Agenda and Zoom call in information.
Replacement SNAP benefits. More time to report loss of food SNAP due to Storm Isaias